Ford Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Control 1988-1993

Ford Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control 1988-1993
Ford Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control 1988-1993
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If you are looking for a comprehensive, hands-on guide covering Ford EEC-IV Engine Control Systems used on Ford cars and trucks, this is it!

A popular seller here at The Motor Bookstore, this manual brings you inside information on the operation of the Ford Engine Control System.

Compiled by the author with the help of Ford engineers, trainers and technicians, Ford Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Control 1988-1993 also brings comprehensive troubleshooting, service procedures and tips that will help you master Ford's engine control system.

The book also includes recommendations from some of the best-known Ford engine tuners and aftermarket parts suppliers.

The manual covers 1988-1993 Models with EEC-IV Multi-Port Fuel Injection, including:

- Festiva
- Escort, Tracer
- Tempo, Topaz
- Taurus, SHO, Sable
- Capri
- Villager
- Probe
- Mustang
- Thunderbird
- Cougar
- Crown Victoria
- Grand Marquis
- Town Car
- Mark VII
- Mark VIII
- Ranger
- Aerostar
- Bronco
- Explorer
- E-Series Trucks
- F-Series Trucks

Book Excerpt: 1988-1993 Ford Fuel Injection and Electronic Engine Control...



In this chapter you'll see the diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures that apply to fuel-injection and engine-control systems in Ford cars and trucks, both EEC and MECS. Troubleshooting and diagnosis is the most important part of service today.

In the early days of fuel injection, a mechanic (and I use the word "mechanic" instead of "technician" advisedly) would wet his finger and prescribe, "You need a new control module." That didn't cut it then, and it won't cut it now.

This chapter will guide you to the source of problems.

Section 2. Diagnosis and Troubleshooting Basics, gives you some troubleshooting tips and general information you should know before beginning.

Section 3. Diagnostic Routines, gives you the specific troubleshooting steps. Later sections expand on the basic procedures.

In all cases, the results of your troubleshooting will indicate specific components that need further testing or replacement. Look for this information in Chapter 11.

If you're an owner, troubleshooting your own car, you'll need to recognize there's a limit to how far you can "wade into this pool".

But you'll be way ahead of those who have said to me, "When I raise the hood on these fuel-injected cars, I'm afraid to touch anything."

If you're servicing professionally, you have more tools and you can "wade in farther". I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how much you can find out using this book.

By this point in this book, you should know:

  • Fundamentals - what the system is supposed to do
  • Operation of the sensors, the control module, the actuators and systems
  • Strategies and how the control system deals with various operating conditions
  • The difference between Ford EEC systems and Ford MEC systems
If you've turned to this chapter without going through the previous chapters, you're going to be troubleshooting by the numbers with little understanding of what you are doing.

For example, do you know what the BOO switch is? (If you don't, look it up, using the Index.) You will use the BOO switch in troubleshooting.

Today's engine controls are too complicated and too interrelated to service by the numbers. Believe me, you can't afford the time or the dollars to try the old routine of "substitute a known good part". When you try that, you're flying blind.

When you finish these chapters, you'll know how to deal with diagnostics and troubleshooting and with the real problems. You'll know how to:

  • Perform specific diagnostic checks to narrow the list of tests you will make for specific complaints
  • Run a series of general tests that use the control module to lead you to specific service procedures

Subject: Ford EEC-IV Engine Control Systems. 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993. ISBN-10: 0837603013 | ISBN-13: 9780837603018 | Bentley part no. GFF9

  • Publisher: Bentley Publishers
  • Author: Charles O. Probst, SAE
  • Pages: 454 - 430 b&w photos and illustrations, 110 wiring diagrams
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.25 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-8376-0301-8
  • Years: 1988 - 1993
Table of Contents
  • Ford Electronic Engine Control: An Overview
  • Engine Control Fundamentals
  • Emission Controls and Alternate Fuels
  • Sensors: Determining Engine Operating Conditions
  • Control Module: Computing Engine Operation
  • Actuators: Implementing Control Strategies
  • Fuel Delivery Systems
  • Strategies: Responding to Operating Conditions
  • Tuning for Performance and Economy
  • Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
  • Servicing
  • Service Data: Trouble Codes, Electrical Tests, Wiring Diagrams
  • Over 200 pages of test specifications and wiring diagrams.
  • Step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and service.
  • Fundamentals and theory on the operation of EEC-IV and MECS systems.
  • How to read 2- and 3-digit trouble codes-what is your engine telling you?
  • Questionable tuning tricks to avoid.
  • In-depth coverage of today's alternate and reformulated fuels-how they affect driveability, performance and car design.
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